Biography of Charles Duncan
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Duncan, Charles, was born in Scotland in 1844, in which country he learned his business as a carpenter and builder. He came to this country in 1864 and settled in Troy where he continued his business. In 1872 he started in business for himself and is now one of the prominent contractors and builders of Troy. He erected the State Armory at Troy and at Hoosick Falls and several collar factories, the Second Presbyterian church, and is at present at work on the new court house. He manufactures all kinds of lumber for buildings, sawing, planing, etc.; his works are located on Front street near Fulton. He is vice president of the Pioneer Building and Loan Association, and a member of King Solomon's Lodge, F. & A. M. In 1871 he was married to Annie Buchanan of Troy, daughter of Archibald Buchanan who for forty years was connected with the Burden Iron Works. He has one son and four daughters.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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